what-to-watch-forIf you recognize any of these signs in your child, ask your pediatric dentist about them or request a complimentary evaluation with our orthodontists by clicking here.

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
  • Speech difficulty
  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of proportion to the rest of the face)
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Inability to comfortably close lips

Orthodontic treatment is often part of a comprehensive dental health care plan.  With good care, including orthodontic treatment when necessary, teeth can last a lifetime.